Mark Twain is one of those attributed with the quote that “Although history doesn’t repeat itself, it often rhymes.”
The truth goes deeper than words or events.
When the Word of God was tested by Satan in the wilderness(Matthew 4:4) (Deuteronomy 8:3), the last Adam was challenged to do for himself what the first Adam was urged to do for themselves in a Garden Paradise.
Might be one reason our own lives can seem so empty no matter how full and so full no matter how empty. When do we feel more alive or blessed than in those moments when we are allowed to see that we really don’t live by what we can do for ourselves or for one another— but by every word of provision spoken into our lives—on the breath of our God?